Photo: Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the 20th. /Reuters
At noon on January 20 local time, Biden, the 46th president of the United States, took the oath of office and delivered a speech at Capitol Hill in Washington, calling on the American people to shelve their differences and unite in the face of a major crisis never seen before. Although covid-19 Biden said that this is the US &ldquo, the new day &rdquo, restore justice to the three day of the new crown epidemic, economic crisis and social violence. On the 19th, the number of new crown disease deaths in the United States exceeded 400000. After Biden took office, he signed at least 17 executive orders in the White House, and controlling the epidemic will be his top priority.
Trump, the 45th president of the United States, announced early in the morning that he would not attend Biden’s inauguration ceremony. He left Washington on the morning of the 20th and took a special plane to sea lake manor, becoming the fourth outgoing president in American history to miss the inauguration ceremony of his successor, and the first time in more than 150 years. Shortly after trump left Washington on a special plane, Biden tweeted, “this is a new day for the United States.”. &Former vice president burns and his wife attended the ceremony.
The speech referred to violence on Capitol Hill
At the beginning of the ceremony, snowflakes fell over Capitol Hill, which had just been attacked by rioters. After listening to American singer Lady Gaga sing the American National Anthem, Virginia black fire chief hall, as a representative, delivered a pledge of allegiance.
Under the oath of Sotomayor, a Hispanic female justice, Harris took the lead in swearing in becoming the first African and Asian female vice president in American history. After that, Roberts, chief justice of the Federal Supreme Court, took the oath. Biden, 78, put his hand on the 128 year old 5-inch thick heirloom Bible. After taking the oath, he became the oldest president of the United States. He then delivered his inaugural address with the theme of “unite America”, calling on Americans to shelve their differences and unite in the face of a major crisis never seen before.
Biden said it’s a day for the United States, a day for democracy. He mentioned the violent attack on Capitol Hill a few days ago, and he thought democracy was fragile. He called on the United States to unite before the crisis and believe that the United States can overcome the virus and become a leading force in the world again.
Obama and Bush wear masks
Affected by the epidemic, this inauguration ceremony will no longer be a grand occasion for hundreds of thousands of people to watch the ceremony. Nearly 200000 American flags will be planted on the national square to replace the people who can’t come to the scene. About 1000 invited members of Congress and key government officials, including former US presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Clinton, attended the ceremony, while Carter, 96, and his wife were absent. The scene showed that all the people on the scene were wearing anti epidemic masks and paying attention to keeping social distance. They avoided shaking hands. Among them, Obama only touched fists when greeting many people.
A number of speakers on that day also mentioned the riots in Congress on June 6. Senator klobucher said that it was a blasphemy to the house of democracy in the United States. 25000 National Guard soldiers were stationed in Washington to strengthen vigilance. Fences and barbed wire were erected around the Capitol and the White House to prevent violence on the day of the ceremony. Before Biden’s inauguration ceremony, a large number of National Guard troops were at the scene of the Supreme Court opposite Congress, which needed to be evacuated due to bomb threats.
After repeated background checks by the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) to prevent local terrorists from infiltrating, the Department of defense transferred 12 members of the national guard who participated in the security work of the inauguration ceremony at the last minute, two of whom were related to the right-wing militia. But an anonymous intelligence official revealed that there was no plot against Biden.
Biden inherited the biggest & lt; mess & gt;
Biden will sign 17 executive orders in the afternoon of 20 after completing a series of ceremonies on the same day to deal with epidemic situation, economy, climate change, racial inequality and other issues. Eight of them are policies to overthrow the trump government, including restarting the process of joining the Paris climate agreement, ending the entry ban on citizens of seven Islamic countries, and withdrawing emergency measures to finance the construction of the border wall.
The serious consequences of Trump’s failure to fight the epidemic will continue to haunt Biden’s tenure. On the evening of the 19th before the inauguration, Biden and Harris specially paid tribute to the 400000 Americans who died in the epidemic in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The new White House spokesman said that coping with the new coronavirus pandemic will be Biden’s top priority after taking office. The epidemic and economic crisis are intertwined and must be solved at the same time.
According to the analysis of U.S. presidential historian beschlos, Biden is faced with a crisis of urgency and severity, which is almost unique in history. Perhaps only former President Roosevelt, who took office during the great depression in 1933, and President Obama, who took office during the financial tsunami in 2009, have ever cleaned up such a “mess.”;.
Harris, the first female vice president, holds the key vote in the Senate
Harris, 56, has been sworn in as vice president of the United States and will become the first female vice president in the history of the United States as well as the first African American and Asian American vice president, breaking many political glass ceilings and making history, the New York Times reported. As the Democratic Party and the Republican Party in the Senate are close, the vice president, who is also the president of the Senate, will play a key role in the five waves of Congress.
Harris was born in San Francisco, California. His father was an African American economist from Jamaica, and his mother was of Indian descent. He went to the United States to study and became a cancer expert. She served twice as district attorney of San Francisco, and was later elected as California’s first Asian American female attorney general. Later, she successfully entered Washington to serve as a U.S. senator.
The analysis points out that since the Democratic Party and the Republican party each have 50 seats in the Senate, Harris, as vice president and President of the Senate, has a political role that is not symbolic, but to shoulder the political burden. He can cast a key vote to break the tie in the important bill of Biden’s new administration.
Biden, 78, is the oldest president in the history of the United States when he took office, and his health has attracted much attention. According to the constitution, Harris is the first person in the presidential order. In addition, Biden once said that he would only be president for one term. He chose Harris as the vice president, and had a better chance to promote her to the first female president of the United States.
In addition, after Biden takes office in the White House, his 69 year old wife, Jill Biden, will break the tradition and continue to serve as an English professor at North Virginia Community University, giving the role of “first lady” a new meaning of the times. Harris married Los Angeles lawyer Douglas emhoff in 2014, and his husband will become the first & quot; second husband & quot; in the United States;.